Wireless router features

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by bbenz33, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. bbenz33

    bbenz33 Limp Gawd

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    I am looking to add a wireless n router to my current network setup. I have looked T the small net builder link in the router sticky, but have a few specific questions. I will be using this to stream video to a WD TV Live Streaming device from a NAS that I am also working on building.

    1. How important is it to have a Gb switch in the wireless router?

    2. How important is the 5ghz radio?
     
  2. Exavior

    Exavior [H]ardForum Junkie

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    if you expect to get the full bandwidth from your wireless N device then you would need a 1Gbps switch otherwise you are limited to 100Mbps.

    as for the importance of a 5ghz radio, depends on how many other devices are in your area. could be very important or it could not matter. if you have a lot of cordless phones in the 2.4Ghz range that would cause problems, 10+ other wireless devices all around your would cause issues....
     
  3. bbenz33

    bbenz33 Limp Gawd

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    Thanks for the reply. I figured the Gbit switch would be needed, but wasn't sure what the 5Ghz radio would do for me. I guess I also need to check to make sure my devices support the 5Ghz signal as well.